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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

versión impresa ISSN 0864-2125versión On-line ISSN 1561-3038

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TORRES SANCHEZ, Yuselis; LARDOEYT FERRER, Roberto  y  LARDOEYT FERRER, Milaydes. Creation impact of a health education program related to pregnancy hypertensive disorders. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3. ISSN 0864-2125.

INTRODUCTION: pregnancy-induced arterial hypertension or gestational hypertension is one of the more feared by obstetrician due to that its appearance could be sudden, the variation in its clinical presentation, and quickly course. AIM: to demonstrate the impact at level of knowledge on these disorders, from the creation of a health promotion school related to pregnancy hypertensive disorders and its risk factors. METHODS: an experimental (quasi experimental) of community intervention type in confirmatory phase consisting of a health education program including a cohort of 25 pregnant women presenting with hypertensive disorders, and 17 apparently health pregnant women. RESULTS: there was a change in knowledge level for most of risk factors increasing after community intervention. During active investigation of risk factors for pregnancy hypertensive disorders in the 17 apparently health pregnants, the great incidence was in the family backgrounds related to arterial hypertension, presence of chronic diseases, and the regular and poor social-economic conditions. CONCLUSIONS: the favorable impact of community intervention proposal was demonstrated related to modifiable risk factors of pregnancy hypertensive disorders at increase the knowledge level related to this matter.

Palabras clave : Pregnancy hypertensive disorders; gestational hypertension; risk factors; health promotion; community intervention.

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